Middletown: Zoom over to Cornell Cooperative’s virtual gardening classes

| 04 Aug 2020 | 02:20

The following are virtual classes from the Cornell Cooperative experts offered this month via Zoom:

Garden Insect ID & Organic Controls

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

What’s eating your vegetable plants? Learning to identify the beneficial and detrimental insects and pests in your garden will help reduce insect damage to your vegetables, fruits and flowers. Participants will learn characteristics of the major insect orders in our region and gain information on how to deal with common insect pests organically.

This class is taught by Mary Kirkwyland, owner and operator of Lyrical Landscapes. For more than a decade, she has worked as a staff writer at Cornell University in the winter months developing and editing organic crop production guidelines for vegetable and fruit crop growers in the Northeast.

The fee is $10-$30/person on a sliding scale. Pay what you can afford. For more information and to register, visit https://ccetompkins.mahaplatform.com/events/insectsanddisease081220.

Growing Great Garlic

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Soon we will be seeing “seed garlic” for sale at markets and farm stands. Learn what it takes to grow great heads of garlic in your own garden. Planting, growing, harvesting, curing and preserving techniques will all be discussed in this online course offered via Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

The fee is $10 per email address. For more information and to register, visit


To download and install the Zoom app:

Go to https://zoom.us/download and from the Download Center, click on the Download button under “Zoom Client For Meetings.”

This application will automatically download when you start your first Zoom meeting, but installing before class is a good idea.

Once the download is complete, proceed with installing the Zoom app onto your computer.

Once Zoom is installed, click on the emailed Zoom link to begin viewing the class in Zoom.